Amendment clarifies that a protected disclosure cannot be disqualified because of the forum in which it is made; establishes more realistic burdens of proof; and extends due process rights to certain whistleblowers.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 110-48 to clarify that an otherwise-protected disclosure cannot be disqualified because of the forum in which it is communicated. In addition, the amendment would extend equal burdens of proof and individual rights of action to those serving as witnesses in Inspector General or Special Counsel investigations, as well as to those who allege retaliation for refusing to violate the law.

House Amendment Code:

(A003)

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